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10-12 March 2021, BritSpine 2021; Virtual event

Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the team at BritSpine made the decision to move the BritSpine conference and exhibition to 2021. Further developments, including the continuation of the Louisa Jordan


Student design innovation competition launches

Law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp has launched their student design innovation competition, ‘Design the Change’. The idea of this competition is to design a product aimed at improving the lives


Is VR and AR ready to advance spinal surgery?

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are preparing to make major improvements to spinal surgery, having adapted to overcome many previous concerns and become more readily available, suggests Daniel


One of world’s largest spine study highlights risk factors of prolapsed disc post-surgery

Data from one of the world’s largest spine study, which analysed the reoccurrence and risk factors of prolapsed disc post-surgery, has been presented at this year’s EUROSPINE conference by London Norwich Spine


Scoliosis Research Society announces the launch of SRS iExperience

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced the launch of SRS iExperience. These interactive online courses are designed to be highly interactive, media rich courses that include direct instruction, animation, surgical


A physiotherapists perspective: The UK expansion of IDD Therapy spinal decompression

John Wood and Lewis Payne, of Sheffield Physiotherapy, discuss the use of the non-invasive spine treatment IDD therapy   Like many physiotherapists, when I first saw IDD (Intervertebral Differential Dynamics)


Taking medical education to the next level

Preview – AO Spine is introducing a new hybrid meeting format for the Global Spine Congress in May 2021   The Global Spine Congress (GSC) is excited to welcome back


ENG4NHS: A new organisation to help the NHS and other not-for-profit healthcare organisations

Prof Peter J Ogrodnik is the course director for the MSc in Medical Engineering Design at Keele University and is a founder of the ENG4NHS project. Here, he talks to


Bringing sustainability to spinal surgery

Patrick Weidle, chief physician of the musculoskeletal centre in Neuwek Hospital, Germany, says now is the time for a new generation of products, featuring a modular technology that is respectful